U-Haul Volunteers Help Humble Design San Diego Furnish 2 Homes

Humble Design Fueled by U-Haul this summer opened its fourth chapter in San Diego.

Cities are welcoming the Detroit-born nonprofit, which serves families and veterans emerging from homelessness by transforming empty spaces into warm, welcoming and dignified homes through donated furnishings and decorating services.

Team U-Haul in San Diego

Humble Design and national partner U-Haul recently teamed up to furnish two San Diego homes in record time. Team U-Haul used its helping hands to move furniture from the U-Haul-donated Humble Design truck into the home. Each room was filled with items and personal touches to meet the wishes of the family.

“Our U-Haul volunteers got much more from this than they anticipated. They even thanked me for such an uplifting and positive experience,” shared Don Chae, U-Haul Company of San Diego president. “To be present and help decorate, then watch as the families saw what we had done, was powerful and emotional. It truly was an experience that I will never forget.”

Getting Involved

Volunteers and local corporate support are essential to achieving the mission of Humble Design and helping as many families as possible.

“The two San Diego families transitioning from homelessness were grateful for their warm and welcoming home,” said Estee Alias, development manager of Humble Design San Diego. “Thank you to the U-Haul volunteers for helping Humble Design restore dignity to these two families.”

Companies interested in becoming involved with Humble Design’s newest chapter can email estee@humbledesign.org. Individuals wanting to volunteer or donate furnishings can email San Diego operations manager Manny Moreno at manny@humbledesign.org.

Humble Design San Diego is based out of U-Haul Moving & Storage of National City at 1300 Wilson Ave. Partnering San Diego shelters are assisting in identifying families in need of service. The plan is to help one family per week in the chapter’s first year.

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